Jul 22, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Jared Kushner thought Kevin McCarthy was "scared" in Jan. 6 call

Photo: Alex Brandon / POOL / AFP
Photo: Alex Brandon / POOL / AFP

Former White House senior adviser Jared Kushner testified to the Jan. 6 select committee that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy seemed "scared" and pleaded for White House intervention in a Jan. 6 phone call.

Why it matters: The testimony, played by the panel during a Thursday hearing alongside other public and private comments about calls McCarthy made that day, underscore the sharp contrast between the Republican leader's attitude about the Capitol riot on Jan. 6 and his subsequent re-embrace with the former president.

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